Keeping the Narrative Alive: Location and Legacy in Vampire the Masquerade

More than two years have passed since the release of Vampire: The Masquerade – New York Coteries and almost a year and a half since Vampire: The Masquerade – Shadows of New York When it comes to single-player, story-driven, stand-alone games, an obvious assumption is that once a title like that is released, the job is done and the project is complete, right? Well, not quite!

Vampire: The Masquerade Y world of darkness in general they are beloved properties all over the world. The fan community spans the globe, and especially for games that rely on written content as much as gangs Y Darkness do, location is extremely important. At the end of 2019, Draw Distance had just under 20 people (we’re slightly larger today), and the team responsible for independent tracking of gangs, shadows of new yorkIt was about the same size. As you can imagine, when it comes to translations, which are crucial for as many players as possible to enjoy the stories we tell, outside help is needed.


And it’s not an easy process either! Not only does it require coordination between the core team and the translators, but it also involves the licensee, who makes sure that the content of the game is aligned with the brand and is in charge of keeping each game consistent in terms of content. how are the specific terms of the environment. used for each language. This takes the form of a huge glossary that answers nine out of ten questions, but some specific terms may have a history of being translated differently in the past, have fan-favorite terms that may or may not be “officially” reflected, etc. . these need further consultation with the licensee. Navigating all of that is no easy task: it takes a long time and requires the work of many people before a language update is released for players to enjoy.


Till the date, New York Coteries the original English script has recently been translated and updated into Japanese, French, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Spanish, Italian, Russian and German, while shadows of new york I enjoyed a French, Brazilian Portuguese, and Russian translation, and we’re not done yet! In this way, our Vampire: The Masquerade games continue to live and be supported despite being “terminated” many months ago.

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However, that’s not the only way our creative work becomes part of the legacy of the World of Darkness story. There is significant integration between our games and Vampire: The Masquerade. The World of Darkness brand team announced that Vampire’s upcoming official board game royale stream, “New York by Night,” is inspired by both. gangs Y Darkness. The chronicle, which will stream first on Twitch and then on YouTube later this year, features events and characters that appear in both Draw Distance games. Chronologically, this story begins after the events of gangsand proceeds in parallel with the events of shadows of new york videogame. The chronicle in streaming exceeds the events of Darkness, but does not identify a particular ending to the game, allowing everyone to enjoy both. We are very excited to bring this new dimension to World of Darkness transmedia storytelling.


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Vampire: The Masquerade – New York Coteries

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Vampire: The Masquerade – Coteries of New York features the conflict between two vampire factions: the traditionalist Camarilla and the fiercely independent Anarchs. It is a unique, atmospheric, single-player narrative experience set in the rich universe of Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition. – Choose one of three predefined characters and play as Ventrue, Toreador, or Brujah – Each playable character offers a selection of powers (Disciplines), different ethical approaches to certain topics, and unique lines of dialogue – Character-oriented quests allow you to meet four unique NPCs: a Tremere sorcerer, a Nosferatu detective, a Gangrel of conflicting loyalties, and a Malkavian multifoliated online personality with their own agendas. Win their hearts and minds and up to two of them will help you in the final. Depending on your choice of Clan, you will be able to see the events from a different perspective. A single playthrough is not enough to see everything the game has to offer!